Make a splash for Diabetes UK by swimming 22 miles

By Roz Rosenblatt, Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is inviting people to dive into a sponsored swimming challenge that raises vital funds for diabetes research and helps us support people living with the condition.

Swim22 will run from March 22 to June 22 and involves swimming a total of 22 miles – the same distance as the English Channel.

Participants can take on the challenge at their own pace, accumulating the miles across the course of the 12 weeks.

Swimming really is a fantastic way to help you get fit and healthy, have fun and set yourself a challenge.

And if you take on Swim22, you’ll not only be swimming towards a healthier you – you’ll be raising money that will help Diabetes UK ensure people living with diabetes get the care and support they need.

You can take on the challenge in your local pool alone or with family, friends, or colleagues.

In addition to the standard 22-mile distance, there are two other options to choose from.

Participants can do The Half’, covering 11 miles – half the distance to France and still an impressive feat.

More experienced swimmers may wish to take on The Double – swimming 44 miles, the equivalent of swimming to France and back again.

To register for Swim22, visit

There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship. So, please, sign up to Swim22 this year and make a splash for Diabetes UK.

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